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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
154
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 154, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, ex Vineyard, with 1997 P.F. certificate

300
250
155
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 155, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue2c Brown (157). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (157). Mint N.H2c Brown (157). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

450
450
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156
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 156, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue3c Green (158). Mint N.H, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H3c Green (158). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

140
350
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157
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 157, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and sharp impression, choice centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,100
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158
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 158, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide and perfectly balanced margins, outstanding deep shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. A MARVELOUS STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only one other shares this grade. A Mint N.H. example has also been graded Superb 98, which was offered (ungraded) in the Scarsdale sale.

1,300
9,500
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159
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 159, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,800
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160
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 160, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, radiant color, trivial natural inclusion

VERY FINE. THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS AMONG THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE REGULAR BANK NOTE ISSUES IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Although defined by a secret mark, the 15c Continental, Scott 163, is very difficult to distinguish from its National counterpart, Scott 152. Certain shades and impressions of the 15c Continental closely match certain National printings, and the secret mark is often undetectable. However, the stamp offered here has what we believe are characteristics unique to Continental's work. The shade is very bright and yellowish. The secret mark in the upper left triangle is also prominently featured in this impression. There is simply no question that this is a 15c Continental. Off-center stamps are the norm, and original gum is a rare commodity in this issue.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,100
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161
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 161, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper, enormous margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Among the various Bank Note issues, the 30c 1873 Continental printing deserves special note. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six -- which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples.

Ex Drucker and "J & J". With 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates

3,500
6,000
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162
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 162, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, brilliant color on crisp paper, slightly irregular perfs at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
1,300
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